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State Standings
Big V
 1. Ringwood H. 17-5 
 2. Eltham W. 16-6 
 3. Waverley F. 15-7 
 4. Hawthorn M. 14-8 
 5. McKinnon C. 13-9 
 6. Casey C. 13-9 
 7. Knox R. 13-9 
 8. Hume City 10-12 
 9. Keilor T. 8-14 
 10. Werribee D. 6-16 
 11. Blackburn V. 5-17 
 12. Corio Bay S. 2-20 
Premier League
 1. Southern T. 16-2 
 2. W.Adelaide B. 14-4 
 3. Norwood F. 13-5 
 4. N.Adelaide R. 12-6 
 5. Forestville E. 12-6 
 6. Sturt S. 7-11 
 7. S.Adelaide P. 6-12 
 8. Woodville W. 5-13 
 9. C.District L. 3-15 
 10. Eastern M. 2-16 
QBL
 1. Mackay M. 15-3 
 2. Townsville H. 15-3 
 3. Logan T. 14-4 
 4. Sunshine CR 13-5 
 5. Brisbane C. 11-7 
 6. Cairns M. 10-8 
 7. Gold Coast R. 9-9 
 8. Rockhampton 9-9 
 9. Ipswich F. 8-10 
 10. SW Metro P. 8-10 
 11. Toowoomba M. 7-11 
 12. Sunshine CP 6-12 
 13. Gladstone P. 4-14 
 14. NGC Seahawks 3-15 
 15. SD Spartans 3-15 
SBL
 1. Geraldton B. 24-3 
 2. Joondalup W. 21-5 
 3. Perth R. 19-7 
 4. Perry Lakes H. 18-8 
 5. Lakeside L. 15-11 
 6. Stirling S. 14-12 
 7. Willetton T. 13-13 
 8. Rockingham F. 12-15 
 9. Cockburn C. 11-15 
 10. Kalamunda E.S. 10-16 
 11. East Perth E. 9-17 
 12. SW Slammers 7-19 
 13. Mandurah M. 5-21 
 14. Goldfields G. 5-21 
State Standings
SEABL-East
 1. Nunawading S. 15-5 
 2. Kilsyth C. 15-5 
 3. Geelong S. 13-7 
 4. BA CoE 11-9 
 5. Mt Gambier 10-10 
 6. Albury W.B. 9-11 
 7. Sandringham S. 8-12 
 8. Canberra G. 0-20 
SEABL-South
 1. Hobart C. 15-5 
 2. Ballarat M. 13-7 
 3. Bendigo B. 11-9 
 4. NW Tasmania 10-10 
 5. Dandenong R. 10-10 
 6. Melbourne T. 9-11 
 7. Diamond V.E. 7-13 
 8. Frankston B. 4-16 
WARATAH
 1. Newcastle H. 17-3 
 2. Norths Bears 16-4 
 3. Hills H. 15-5 
 4. Manly Warr. 13-7 
 5. Sydney Comets 12-8 
 6. Cent.Coast C. 9-11 
 7. Maitland M. 8-12 
 8. Sutherland S. 8-12 
 9. Penrith P. 7-13 
 10. Hornsby S. 3-17 
 11. Bankstown B. 2-18 


SBL All-Star Games hailed a huge success
Player of the week

     Mitch Young
      Logan T.
      (206-F-107)
      
    Season 2018
    List of Players
    List of Imports
    Abroad
    Points Per Game
     Damon BOZEMAN
      Toowoomb.
      (190-G-)
      Avg: 33.9
     1. Bozeman, Toowoomb.33.9 
     2. Booker, Sunshine CP30.1 
     3. Harvey, Ipswich F.27.9 
     4. Thornton, Newcastl.26.9 
     5. Alexander, Lakeside.26.9 
     6. Bernard, Rockhamp.26.5 
     7. Field, Cockburn C.25.8 
     8. Stewart, Mandurah.25.8 
     9. Wilson, Melbourne T.24.9 
     10. Nichols, Hobart C.24.4 
    Rebounds Per Game
     Jarrad PRUE
      Lakeside L.
      (198-C-82)
      Avg: 19.3
     1. Prue, Lakeside L.19.3 
     2. Voelkel, SW Slamm.15.9 
     3. Thornton, Newcastl.14.2 
     4. Starling, N.Adelai.13.9 
     5. Dawson, Sydney C.13.9 
     6. Hire, Rockingh.13.6 
     7. Clayton, Hume City12.5 
     8. Moller, Hobart C.12.1 
     9. Young, Logan T.12.0 
     10. Fox, Ballarat M.11.8 
    Assists Per Game
     Rayshawn SIMMONS
      Logan T.
      (192-G-93)
      Avg: 8.4
     1. Simmons, Logan T.8.4 
     2. Tueta, Sunshine CR7.8 
     3. Snowball, Ringwood H.7.6 
     4. Voelkel, SW Slamm.7.6 
     5. Booker, Sunshine CP7.3 
     6. Ralph, Ipswich F.7.2 
     7. Belger, Kalamund.7.0 
     8. McDonald, Nunawadi.6.6 
     9. Wroe, Stirling S.6.5 
     10. Thomas, W.Adelai.6.4 
    Steals Per Game
     Alexander STARLING
      N.Adelai.
      (198-F-89)
      Avg: 3.6
     1. Starling, N.Adelai.3.6 
     2. Barry, Hawthorn M.3.0 
     3. Davis, Brisbane C.2.7 
     4. Nagy, Werribee D.2.7 
     5. Thornton, Newcastl.2.6 
     6. Anderson, Brisbane.2.6 
     7. Belger, Kalamund.2.5 
     8. Scott, Willetton T.2.5 
     9. Larkins, Hornsby S.2.5 
     10. Williamson, East P.2.4 
    Blocks Per Game
     Sam MULDROW
      Franksto.
      (206-PF-88)
      Avg: 3.2
     1. Muldrow, Franksto.3.2 
     2. Acuoth, Melbourn.3.2 
     3. Best, Diamond V.E.2.7 
     4. Sykes, Eltham W.2.7 
     5. Mays, Southern T.2.5 
     6. Oirbans, Knox R.2.4 
     7. Turner, Bendigo B.2.1 
     8. Thomas, Mt Gambier1.9 
     9. Monroe, Maitland.1.8 
     10. Gaff, Canberra G.1.7 

    Ringwood Hawks wins Big V 2018 title

    Ringwood Hawks 2018
    Ken Harrington Ken Harrington Harrington
    Jacob Gibson
    Gibson
    Scottie Stone
    Stone
    Matthew Snowball
    Snowball
    Trevor Latham
    Latham
    Stefan Osborne
    Osborne
    # Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
    25  Gibson Jacob 198 (6'6'') G 93 USA
    3  Stone Scottie 193 (6'4'') G 95 USA
    8  Snowball Matthew 0 (0'0'') G 0 Australia
    10  Fennell Matthew 196 (6'5'') F 0 Australia
    11  Latham Trevor 203 (6'8'') C 0 Australia
    22  Osborne Stefan 183 (6'0'') G 92 Australia
    24  Clarke Shaun 204 (6'9'') F/C 0 Australia
    41  Fittolani Kaide 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    13  Truman Nathan 187 (6'2'') G 82 Australia
    5  Roberts Matthew 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    31  Solty Michael 198 (6'6'') F 93 Australia
    30  Sutton Maxwell 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    Head Coach: Ken Harrington
     

    Southern Tigers wins Premier League 2018 title
     
    Noarlunga City Southern Tigers 2018
    C.J. Turnage
    Turnage
    Greg Mays
    Mays
    Samuel Johns
    Johns
    Brandon Brine
    Brine
    Hamish Staude
    Staude
    # Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
    2  Turnage C.J. 201 (6'7'') F/G 95 USA
    15  Mays Greg 203 (6'8'') F 93 USA
    4  Johns Samuel 193 (6'4'') G/F 95 Australia
    1  Brine Brandon 198 (6'6'') F 91 Australia
    5  Staude Hamish 183 (6'0'') G 0 Australia
    23  Dodman Jordan 203 (6'8'') F/C 88 Australia
    3  Burns Hamish 190 (6'3'') G 0 Australia
    14  Ellison Codey 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    9  Williams Matthew 195 (6'5'') C 90 Australia
    7  Peacock Daniel 197 (6'6'') F/C 89 Australia
    30  Barton Andrew 195 (6'5'') G/F 0 Australia
    10  Adcock J 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
     Scott Max 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    50  Abbott Jarod 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    11  Ficken B 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    6  Smyth Timothy 190 (6'3'') G/F 91 Australia
     

    Townsville wins QBL 2018 title
     
    Townsville Heat 2018
    Jordair Jett
    Jett
    Joshua Wilcher
    Wilcher
    Harrison Froling
    Froling
    Peter Crawford
    Crawford
    Keegan Tudehope
    Tudehope
    # Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
    52  Jett Jordair 185 (6'1'') G 91 USA
    6  Wilcher Joshua 178 (5'10'') PG 91 United Kingdom Australia
    13  Froling Harrison 211 (6'11'') C 98 Australia
    17  Crawford Peter 193 (6'4'') G/F 79 Australia
    42  Tudehope Keegan 195 (6'5'') G 88 Australia
    14  Rees Matthew 205 (6'9'') C 87 Australia
    8  Betts Ethan 188 (6'2'') G 0 Australia
     Baker Justin 203 (6'8'') F/C 89 USA
    5  McCully Brendan 191 (6'3'') G 84 Australia
    15  Todd Jackson 197 (6'6'') F 0 Australia
    1  Figg Jarrad 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    28  Wight Matthew 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
     

    Perry Lakes wins SBL 2018 title
    Perry Lakes Hawks 2018
    Brian Carlwell
    Carlwell
    Tyler Monroe
    Monroe
    Lochlan Cummings
    Cummings
    Mitchell Clarke
    Clarke
    Ben Purser
    Purser
    # Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
    4  Carlwell Brian 211 (6'11'') C 87 USA
    15  Monroe Tyler 201 (6'7'') F 90 USA
    8  Cummings Lochlan 189 (6'3'') G 95 Australia
    14  Clarke Mitchell 185 (6'1'') G 99 Australia
    33  Purser Ben 200 (6'7'') F 90 Australia
    9  Smith Ryan 192 (6'4'') G 92 Australia
    15  Holmen Jacob 202 (6'8'') F/C 91 USA
    25  Thomas Daniel 177 (5'10'') G 85 Croatia Australia
    34  Hickert Jordan 206 (6'9'') F/C 90 Australia
    12  Garlepp Josh 203 (6'8'') F/C 89 Australia
    5  Cassir Robert 195 (6'5'') G 91 Australia
    10  Hamilton C 192 (6'4'') G/F 98 Australia
    6  Nobensi A 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    13  Cole-Heath Bailey 202 (6'8'') F 97 Australia
    7  Hayto Travis 192 (6'4'') G/F 90 Australia
    Head Coach: Matthew Parsons
     

    Hobart wins SEABL 2018 title
     
    Hobart Chargers 2018
    Mathiang Muo
    Muo
    Tiri Masunda
    Masunda
    Zachary White
    White
    Craig Moller
    Moller
    BJ Radcliffe
    Radcliffe
    # Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
    23  Muo Mathiang 196 (6'5'') G/F 87 South Sudan Australia
    12  Masunda Tiri 185 (6'1'') PG 89 Australia
    25  White Zachary 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    9  Moller Craig 203 (6'8'') F 94 Australia
    4  Stanwix Jack 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    21  Radcliffe BJ 190 (6'3'') G/F 88 Australia
    24  Hargrave Jordan 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    25  Barker Callum 206 (6'9'') F 96 Australia
    14  Brown Cameron 197 (6'6'') F 96 Australia
     Nichols Tre 180 (5'11'') G 89 USA
    8  Young Matthew 189 (6'3'') G 94 Australia
    6  Youl Samuel 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    11  Richards Jacob 0 (0'0'') 1 Australia
    10  Pawson Elijah 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    25  Boucher Lochie 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    5  Smith Liam 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    Head Coach: Anthony Stewart
     

    Newcastle winsWARATAH 2018 title
     
    Newcastle Hunters 2018
    Austin Thornton
    Thornton
    Sharif Watson
    Watson
    Joshua Morgan
    Morgan
    Ryan Beisty
    Beisty
    Steven Davis
    Davis
    # Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
    13  Thornton Austin 195 (6'5'') G 88 USA
    7  Watson Sharif 198 (6'6'') F 93 USA
    6  Morgan Joshua 180 (5'11'') PG 82 Australia
    21  Foy Jacob 196 (6'5'') G 0 Australia
    4  Howell Hayden 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    9  Clinton Alexander 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    15  Jackson Lachlan 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    8  Hawkesley Benjamin 194 (6'5'') F 0 Australia
    9  Howe Jonathan 198 (6'6'') F/C 0 Australia
    9  Beisty Ryan 201 (6'7'') F 0 Australia
    5  Dorricott Jakob 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    10  Wilson Michael 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    11  Davis Steven 206 (6'9'') C 0 Australia
    12  Ruprecht Nathan 201 (6'7'') F/C 0 Australia

    Australiabasket.com All-Australian Big V Awards 2018 - Sep 5, 2018


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian Big V 1st Team 2018
    Daniel Dillon
    Dillon
    Mike Rose
    Rose
    Trevon Clayton
    Clayton
    Dillon Stith
    Stith
    Matthew Fennell
    Fennell

    Finals MVP: Matthew Fennell (196-F) of Ringwood H.
    Player of the Year: Daniel Dillon (193-PG-86) of Paris
    Domestic Player of the Year: Daniel Dillon (193-PG-86) of Paris
    Import Player of the Year: Dillon Stith (200-F-92) of McKinnon C.
    Youth Player of the Year: Phil Renteria of Corio Bay S.
    Defensive Player of the Year: Trevon Clayton (198-F) of Hume City
    Coach of the Year: Ken Harrington of Ringwood H.

    1st Team
    PG: Daniel Dillon (193-PG-86) of Paris
    G: Mike Rose (193-G-87) of Hume City
    F: Trevon Clayton (198-F) of Hume City
    F: Dillon Stith (200-F-92) of McKinnon C.
    F: Matthew Fennell (196-F) of Ringwood H.


    Hawks Stay Strong For Three-Peat - Sep 3, 2018


    The history of this Ringwood Hawks dynasty has a new chapter after securing yet another Championship, their third in a row, with a hard fought win in game three of the Big V Grand Final Series against Eltham on Sunday. The memorable series took all three games to decide a winner. On Saturday night, the game was memorable for more than just the 4 minutes it took for every ticket to be sold for the game. From tip off the game was called incredibly tight, foul after foul was called. The stunned sold out crowd watched as a foul was whistled at an average of every 30 seconds of game play. Five minutes in to the game the Hawks had two starters on the bench in foul trouble but that was just the start. At quarter time the Hawks trailed by only two points but had an amazing 11 team fouls. With big guns Shaun Clarke (204-F/C), Jacob Gibson (198-G-93, college: Harding) and Matthew Fennell (F) on the bench, the Wildcats managed to sneak away. Adding injury to illness, Trevor Latham (203-C), Nathan Truman and Matthew Snowball (G) soon joined their teammates returning to the bench also getting in to foul trouble. The Hawks relied on seldom used Michael Solty (198-F-93), Maxwell Sutton and young Matthew Roberts to hold the fort. By half time the Hawks had two very important problems, an 11 point deficit and 22 personal fouls. 'It's difficult to try and change the way you have played all year and do it at a half time break. Hawks Coach Ken Harrington said, 'But that's what we tried to do, without much success as it turned out.' The Hawks battled hard and stayed close enough to hopefully make a run in the third quarter. Jacob Gibson (18 points) and Scottie Stone (193-G-95, college: St.Cloud St.) (15 points) both missed most of the first half with foul trouble but started to influence the game. The Hawks drew within six but a quick 2 and a buzzer beating three pointer by the Wildcats had them with an 11 point lead at three quarter time. In the last 10 minutes the Hawks again battled back and go to within 4 points but Shaun Clarke, Matthew Snowball and Trevor Latham all fouled out and the momentum was lost. The Wildcats closed out the game with a big final 4 minutes and Game three was now a reality. Sunday had a different feel to it as the Hawks looked more like a team that finished on top and were playing at home. Another sellout crowd saw the Hawks do what they had not done all season, jump off to a fast start. Import Scottie Stone (32 points) caught fire in the first quarter nailing 4 three pointers to trigger the Hawks to an early onslaught. What Stone didn't do, Shaun Clarke did hitting two long bombs of his own and the Rings was rocking. Whilst the Wildcats were trying to figure out a Hawks defensive change of focus, the lead built in a hurry. By quarter time the Hawks led 34 to 16 in probably their best ten minutes of Basketball they have played all year. The second quarter bought a big change to the game as the Hawks foul count again started to rise and so did the Wildcats challenge. Matthew Fennell (20 points and 17 rebounds) and Matthew Snowball (8 points and 11 rebounds) kept the Hawks under control but at half time it was back to a nine point lead. 'They are an explosive team and were always going to keep coming at us.' Matthew Fennell said. 'We needed to maintain our composure, which was tested time and again.' As hard as the Wildcats tried to get that lead under nine, the Hawks had all the answers. Jacob Gibson (22 points and 4 assists) hit on two big baskets when the momentum looked like changing as the Hawks lost Clarke with 5 fouls. The tense last few minutes saw the Hawks stand strong thanks to the steady, veteran leadership of Matt Snow and Grand Final MVP Matthew Fennell who insured the Wildcats last ditch effort would not be enough. The Hawks ran out 12 point winners and completed the unbelievable achievement of three straight Championships, a Three-peat. 'Just proud of all the guys, for pushing through injury and adversity.' A jubilant Harrington said straight after the game. 'After Saturday night, it would have been easy for the guys to drop their head but they have huge hearts and they play for each other. As a Coach you cannot ask for any more.' The latest triumph has stamped the Hawks all over the Big V record books. State Championships is 2016, 2017 and now 2018 sit nicely with the successes in 2012 and 2014. That is 5 Championships in 7 years to Maroondah's most outstanding sporting group.
    Courtesy of: ringwoodhawks.com.au


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian Premier League Awards 2018 - Sep 5, 2018


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian Premier League 1st Team 2018
    Samuel Johns
    Johns
    James Legan
    Legan
    Bryan McGriff
    McGriff
    C.J. Turnage
    Turnage
    Alexander Starling
    Starling

    Grand Final MVP: C.J. Turnage (201-F/G-95) of Southern T.
    Player of the Year: Alexander Starling (198-F-89) of N.Adelaide R.
    Domestic Player of the Year: Samuel Johns (193-G/F-95) of Southern T.
    Import Player of the Year: Alexander Starling (198-F-89) of N.Adelaide R.
    Youth Player of the Year: Jimma Dau (201-F) of C.District L.
    Defensive Player of the Year: Greg Mays (203-F-93) of Southern T.
    Coach of the Year: Corey Maclean of W.Adelaide B.

    1st Team
    G/F: Samuel Johns (193-G/F-95) of Southern T.
    G: James Legan (190-G-87) of W.Adelaide B.
    F: Bryan McGriff (201-F) of Norwood F.
    F/G: C.J. Turnage (201-F/G-95) of Southern T.
    F: Alexander Starling (198-F-89) of N.Adelaide R.


    Tigers Outlast Gallant Eagles to Claim Second Premiership in Three Years - Aug 19, 2018


    After a historically dominant season, the Southern Tigers have fought hard to claim their second Premiership in three years after out-muscling the Forestville Eagles by 6 points at Titanium Security Arena. The Tigers were out for redemption after their close loss in last year's grand final to the Bearcats, and the tone was set early with a tight defensive battle ensuing from tip off. It took nearly three whole minutes for either team to put points on the board with the pressure high and the nerves following suit. Daniel Johnson (212-C/F-88, college: Pepperdine) (21 points, 7 rebounds) was on fire early for the Eagles, lighting up the paint and bringing down the boards, but the Tigers picked up their usual offensive game and ran away to a somewhat comfortable 22-15 lead at quarter time. MVP C.J. Turnage (201-F/G-95, college: Saginaw Valley) (23 points, 12 rebounds) was sitting pretty with 7 rebounds at quarter time. At this point the Tigers could have blown the game out, but the Eagles took charge and fired back with high-pressure defence and well-run offence. Despite Brendan Teys (188-G-90)' (3-19 FG) struggles on offence, the Eagles found scoring options in Daniel Johnson and Captain Adam Doyle (176-PG-91) (16 points). Both teams were once again slow out of the blocks offensively in the second quarter, with a relatively low scoring game transpiring. It became a seesaw battle for most of the second quarter with each team trading blows, leaving it neck a neck with 2 points between them at the half time break. The third quarter brought the game to a new level, with both teams coming out firing. Eagle Jalen Richard (193-G-94, college: CS East Bay), who was quiet on the night, opened the scoring for the half with a strong bucket, soon to be replied by yet another Brandon Brine (198-F-91, college: Lethbridge) 3-pointer for the Tigers. The Eagles pressed on with their hustle and intensity, continuing to hold the Tigers back from any offensive breakout that we've seen them do all year. Forestville was strong in the paint all night, with Daniel Johnson fighting his way to buckets over the big Southern boys. The highlight of the night came late in the third as Greg Mays (15 rebounds) slammed down an emphatic alley-oop that had the crowd pumping. Another tight quarter came to a close with the Tigers holding on by 4 points. The Eagles knew this was their time to step it up and so they did, hitting the lead at the 5-minute mark of the last quarter after a Teys' jump shot. The Tigers had all the answers though, with Brine hitting clutch 3-pointers to bury the Eagles after a gallant charge. The Eagles wasted late opportunities to catch up, with missed three point attempts and turnovers. The Tigers' victory is well deserved after an impressive regular season, showing they truly were the most dominant team in the competition this year. As for the Eagles, they can hold their heads high having even made it to the night, after moments during the year where their season looked lost - they clawed their way into the top 5 and took some monumental scalps as the underdogs.
    Courtesy of: basketballsa.com.au


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian QBL Awards 2018 - Sep 5, 2018


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian QBL 1st Team 2018
    Damon Bozeman
    Bozeman
    Isaih Tueta
    Tueta
    Todd Blanchfield
    Blanchfield
    Mitch Young
    Young
    Harrison Froling
    Froling

    Finals MVP: Harrison Froling (211-C-98) of Townsville H.
    Player of the Year: Todd Blanchfield (200-F/G-91) of Mackay M.
    Domestic Player of the Year: Todd Blanchfield (200-F/G-91) of Mackay M.
    Import Player of the Year: Damon Bozeman (190-G) of Toowoomba M.
    Youth Player of the Year: Harrison Froling (211-C-98) of Townsville H.
    Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Anderson (178-PG) of Brisbane C.
    Coach of the Year: Luke Cann of Logan T.

    1st Team
    G: Damon Bozeman (190-G) of Toowoomba M.
    G: Isaih Tueta (187-G-91) of Sunshine CR
    F/G: Todd Blanchfield (200-F/G-91) of Mackay M.
    F: Mitch Young (206-F-90) of Logan T.
    C: Harrison Froling (211-C-98) of Townsville H.


    Townsville Heat clinch back-to-back QBL championships - Aug 26, 2018


    Townsville Heat have clinched back-to-back QBL championships. They swept the Final series against Cairns Marlins 2-0. In game 2 Townsville Heat posted a 95-91 win and added a final 84-80 victory last night. Trailing 5 points at the end of the first period, Townsville Heat needed a massive 31-17 surge to take the control back. They closed the game with the decisive 22-16 run to seal the trophy.
    Harrison Froling (211-C-98, college: Marquette) stepped up with 27 points and 18 rebounds, while Justin Baker (203-F/C-89, college: Utah Valley) netted 23. Kuany Kuany (201-G, college: Chaminade) replied with 23 points and 13 rebounds in a loss and Fabijan Krslovic (203-F-95, college: Montana) posted 19.


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian SBL Awards 2018 - Sep 5, 2018


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian SBL 1st Team 2018
    Justin King
    King
    Earnest Ross
    Ross
    Gavin Field
    Field
    Daniel Alexander
    Alexander
    Jalen Billups
    Billups

    Grand Final MVP: Brian Carlwell (211-C-87) of Perry Lakes H.
    Player of the Year: Daniel Alexander (206-F-91) of Lakeside L.
    Most Improved Player of the Year: Justin Beard (196-F-96) of Rockingham F.
    Domestic Player of the Year: Earnest Ross (196-G-91) of Geraldton B.
    Import Player of the Year: Daniel Alexander (206-F-91) of Lakeside L.
    Defensive Player of the Year: Ben Purser (200-F-90) of Perry Lakes H.
    Coach of the Year: Matthew Parsons of Perry Lakes H.

    1st Team
    G: Justin King (196-G-89) of Stirling S.
    G: Earnest Ross (196-G-91) of Geraldton B.
    F/G: Gavin Field (202-F/G-89) of Cockburn C.
    F: Daniel Alexander (206-F-91) of Lakeside L.
    F: Jalen Billups (200-F-92) of Joondalup W.


    GUTSY HAWKS CLAIM FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP SINCE 2004 - Sep 2, 2018


    THE Perry Lakes Hawks have overcome plenty of hurdles to deliver a terrific Grand Final performance to lead from start to finish to beat the Joondalup Wolves 94-87 to claim the 2018 Men's SBL championship.

    Despite losing first choice import Tyler Monroe (201-F-90, college: Azusa Pacific) after the first game of the season and then his replacement, and reigning league MVP, Jacob Holmen (202-F/C-91, college: N.Texas) early in Game 1 of the semi finals against the Rockingham Flames.

    Veteran point guard Dan Thomas also had his season ended early but the Hawks just refused to give up on the season entering the finals on a 12-game winning run before earning a Grand Final spot for the first time since 2011 after beating the Lakeside Lightning and Rockingham in three games.

    The Hawks then came up and produced an outstanding Grand Final performance never trailing all evening and then surviving the charge that the Wolfpack were always going to make down the stretch to claim the seven-point win.

    The victory is the first championship for Perry Lakes since 2004 and their sixth overall in the Men's SBL.

    Heartbreakingly for the Wolves it is their third successive Grand Final defeat in what is a fourth straight appearance in a championship decider.

    Perry Lakes captain Ben Purser (200-F-90, college: Augusta) was playing in his third Grand Final and is now captain of a championship winning team and also a Grand Final MVP after producing 12 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists while playing all 40 minutes.

    There were any number of deserving Grand Final MVP candidates from the Hawks including big man Brian Carlwell (211-C-87, college: San Diego St.) who saved his best game for the season for when it mattered most. He's now a dual SBL championship winner on the back of 21 points and 18 rebounds.

    Ryan Smith (192-G-92) ended up top-scoring once more for Perry Lakes with 24 points to go with seven rebounds while hitting four threes on the night.

    Lochlan Cummings (189-G-95, college: Hope International) added 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists with Mitch Clarke also having six points, co-captain Rob Cassir six points and Bailey Cole-Heath six points.

    It will be a tough loss to stomach for the Wolfpack after another outstanding season but Jalen Billups tried valiantly for 22 points and 13 rebounds. Foul trouble limited to 24 minutes though.

    Robert Huntington (203-C/F-90, college: Nova SE) came up big for the Wolves for 19 points, six rebounds and three assists with Trian Iliadis (190-G-89, college: ODU) adding 15 points and three rebounds, Brian Sullivan 13 points and three assists, Seb Salinas eight points and three rebounds, Damian Matacz seven points and three assists, and Reece Maxwell three points and three assists.

    The Grand Final got underway with a triple for Perry Lakes to Lochlan Cummings before Joondalup responded firstly through Reece Maxwell and then a three to Brian Sullivan.

    But it was Perry Lakes who would catch fire first and after a Bailey Cole-Heath basket, Ryan Smith three and Cummings three they were up 15-7.

    That soon became 18-9 with Smith hit another from beyond the arc but the Wolves had steadied before quarter-time to be just down by three when Trian Iliadis hit one from downtown.

    The Hawks opened the second quarter on fire with two buckets to Carlwell and another to Smith to lead by nine points before Billups scored to steady the Wolves. Then after the Hawks went up by 11, Iliadis responded with consecutive threes to keep the Wolfpack close.

    But Perry Lakes just kept having the answers and despite a couple more Joondalup threes to Sullivan and Huntington, by the time Cummings hit one of his own for the Hawks and Carlwell delivered four consecutive points, they led by a game-high 13 points with two minutes left in the half.

    Sullivan nailed another three and Salinas, Huntington and Damian Matacz all scored in the last two minutes for the Wolves to keep them within touch down by just six at half-time.

    The Wolfpack continued that momentum to start the second half with Billups and Iliadis combining to tie scores up at 50-apiece before a Smith three for Perry Lakes.

    Billups continued to be a strong presence and made an and-one play, and another strong bucket but he soon picked up a fourth foul to see him miss the second half of the third quarter and the first half of the fourth, which was pivotal in the final result.

    Perry Lakes again threatened to pull away late in third going up by eight with a three from inspirational co-captain Rob Cassir before Sullivan kept Joondalup within four with a big three on the buzzer heading into three quarter-time.

    It was game on when Seb Salinas knocked down a three to bring the Wolves within a point with six minutes left in the Grand Final but the Hawks just continued to have the answers and Smith responded in kind.

    Cummings then knocked down consecutive triples and made another two at the line in an individual 8-0 run that put Perry Lakes up 85-75 with 3:45 left.

    But after what happened with Lakeside running down Mandurah in the Women's Grand Final on Friday night after being 10 down with five minutes left, anything could still happen.

    Despite Carlwell being massive for the Hawks with offensive boards and put backs, the Wolves did threaten a couple of times over the last three minutes getting back within six after Sullivan made 2/3 at the foul line and Billups delivered a basket.

    Sullivan's attempted deliberate miss on the third free-throw for his team to get the rebound didn't pay off though.

    When Billups scored again with 39 seconds left it was game on still as the Wolves desperately sought a turnover. They almost had one too but the Hawks secured a massive loose ball and then Smith iced the game at the foul line and Perry Lakes secured a memorable championship triumph.

    MEN'S SBL GRAND FINAL 2018

    PERRY LAKES HAWKS 94 (Ryan Smith 24, Lochlan Cummings 23, Brian Carlwell 21)
    JOONDALUP WOLVES 87 (Jalen Billups 22, Robert Huntington 19, Trian Iliadis 15)

    Grand Final MVP: Ben Purser

    Source: SBL


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian SEABL Awards 2018 - Sep 5, 2018


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian SEABL 1st Team 2018
    Tre Nichols
    Nichols
    Peter Hooley
    Hooley
    Tom Wilson
    Wilson
    Craig Moller
    Moller
    Ray Turner
    Turner

    Grand Final MVP: Mathiang Muo (196-G/F-87) of Hobart C.
    Player of the Year: Tre Nichols (180-G-89) of Hobart C.
    Domestic Player of the Year: Tom Wilson (195-G-97) of Melbourne T.
    Import Player of the Year: Tre Nichols (180-G-89) of Hobart C.
    Youth Player of the Year: Tom Wilson (195-G-97) of Melbourne T.
    Defensive Player of the Year: Owen Odigie (196-F/G-93) of Kilsyth C.
    Coach of the Year: Dave Biwer of Nunawading S.

    1st Team
    G: Tre Nichols (180-G-89) of Hobart C.
    G: Peter Hooley (193-G-92) of Ballarat M.
    G: Tom Wilson (195-G-97) of Melbourne T.
    F: Craig Moller (203-F-94) of Hobart C.
    F: Ray Turner (206-F-90) of Bendigo B.


    Hobart Chargers defeat Nunawading Spectres to win SEABL flag and add weight to NBL push - Aug 19, 2018


    The Hobart Chargers have taken out the men's South-East Australian Basketball League (SEABL) championship, downing the Nunawading Spectres in the final. In a tightly contested decider in Melbourne last night, the Chargers held off a late push from the Spectres to win 72-58. Hobart's defence proved to be the catalyst for success as they held the Spectres to just 27 per cent shooting for the contest. Mathiang Muo (196-G/F-87, college: Charleston So.) led the way with 20 points and 14 rebounds, but each of the five starters ended up with double figures in points. David Bartlett, Hobart Chargers president, said the win was truly a team effort. "It's really the culmination of a whole lot of work by a lot of people but obviously the team really ground out last night and brought home the win," he said. Mr Bartlett said he had to pinch himself to when the buzzer went. "I've got say I've had a few teary moments and it was a great joy to see probably 200 travelling fans from the Chargers over there all making more noise and silencing the Victorian crowd," he said. Mr Bartlett paid tribute to Chargers' coach Anthony Stewart . "It was a great moment for Anthony Stewart who is a two-time NBL champion, a two times SEABL champion as a player and now a SEABL champion as a coach it really does cement him as one of Australia's greatest ever basketball identities," he said. The win is further ammunition for the Chargers' push for a return to the National Basketball League. "We said two years ago we wanted to make Tasmania and the Chargers NBL ready, and I think what we've done is build a real platform for that future success and one that the community has really got behind in weeks and months," he said. "We've certainly got the momentum behind us, there's always lots of hurdles to overcome."
    Courtesy of: abc.net.au



    Australiabasket.com All-Australian WARATAH Awards 2018 - Sep 5, 2018


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian WARATAH 1st Team 2018
    Austin Thornton
    Thornton
    Benjamin Kearins
    Kearins
    Jacob Foy
    Foy
    Erik Dorbek
    Dorbek
    Mitchell Rueter
    Rueter

    Grand Final MVP: Austin Thornton (195-G-88) of Newcastle H.
    Player of the Year: Austin Thornton (195-G-88) of Newcastle H.
    Domestic Player of the Year: Benjamin Kearins (188-G) of Penrith P.
    Import Player of the Year: Austin Thornton (195-G-88) of Newcastle H.
    Youth Player of the Year: Jacob Foy (196-G) of Newcastle H.
    Defensive Player of the Year: Joshua Morgan (180-PG-82) of Newcastle H.
    Coach of the Year: Ben Knight of Norths Bears

    1st Team
    G: Austin Thornton (195-G-88) of Newcastle H.
    G: Benjamin Kearins (188-G) of Penrith P.
    G: Jacob Foy (196-G) of Newcastle H.
    F/G: Erik Dorbek (196-F/G-82) of Norths Bears
    F: Mitchell Rueter (198-F) of Cent.Coast C.


    Retiring captain Josh Morgan leads Hunters to first championships since 2000 - Aug 20, 2018


    THE Newcastle Hunters have delivered departing captain Joshua Morgan (180-PG-82) the fairy-tale finish he deserved. The Hunters out-lasted defending Waratah Basketball League champions Norths Bears 73-67 in a tense grand final at Hills Basketball Stadium on Sunday to secure Newcastle's first senior men's title since 2000, when the competition was known as the NSW Premier League. Morgan was on court for all 40 minutes, contributing seven points, seven assists and four rebounds. The selfless playmaker, who was named Waratah League defensive player of the year, also put his body on the line to draw two valuable offensive fouls and showed a cool head in the clutch while some of his team-mates and opponents were losing theirs. 'I didn't play again expecting this year to end this way,' Morgan said. 'But we reset our expectations midway through the year based on how we were tracking and the players we had, so anything less than this probably would've been disappointing in the end, not just for myself but for the club. It's an amazing result, not just for our entire team, but for our entire club, so it's pretty special.' After leading 26-19 at quarter-time and 39-32 at half-time, the Hunters took control in the third period to lead 48-32 heading into the final term, but had to endure some nervous moments. Waratah League Most Valuable Player Austin Thornton (195-G-88, college: Michigan St.), who was later named grand final MVP for his game-high haul of 22 points, eight rebounds, two steals and two assists, fouled out with three minutes and 10 seconds left and Newcastle leading 68-57. Norths pressured the Hunters into several costly turnovers but Newcastle held their nerve. 'We had a few brain explosions there but we played well enough today, as we've played well enough all season, to overcome those,' Morgan said. Sharif Watson (198-F-93, college: Ariz.Christian) (15 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals, two blocked shots) overcame early foul trouble to make his presence felt, and Hayden Howell (11 points, five rebounds), Jacob Foy (10 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals) and Steve Davis (six points) made valuable contributions. Coach Darren Nichols, who like Morgan will step down as a champion, said the win helped ease the pain of a grand final loss in 2011 and faltering in the semi-finals in 2012 and 2016. 'We've been in this situation before and unfortunately we've come out on the wrong side of the scoreboard, and we've been in semi-finals before and we've felt how bad it is to lose,' Nichols said. 'So to get to this stage for our club, our association, our team, I can't explain it and do it justice. 'It's unbelievable. It's fantastic. 'We've got the best supporters in the league, year in, year out, and it was great to see so many of them come down here to support us today. It doesn't matter if we win or lose, they're always there for us, so to bring home the banner after 18 years, it's a fantastic feeling. 'We made it hard for ourselves in those last few minutes but we did it, and I'm so proud of this team and the support from our association. To do this with Joshua Morgan, and to do this for Joshua Morgan, what a fitting way for him to go out.' Morgan praised the supporters who travelled to Hills to cheer them on. 'Seeing that green strip up in the crowd, they were so loud and took their crowd out of it,' he said. 'It's not just a line, they really did help us when we needed them.' Morgan paid tribute to Nichols, assistant coach Larry Davidson and team manager Marty Anderson because 'they do as much as we do as players and they deserve this as much as any of us'. Newcastle qualified for the decider with a comprehensive 98-82 victory over Manly in the semi-final on Saturday night. Thornton led the way against the Sea Eagles with 29 points and 19 rebounds, and was well supported by Foy (27 points, three rebounds, two steals) and Watson (25 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals). Newcastle led 44-40 at half-time then broke the game open with a 37-20 third quarter to build an 81-60 advantage heading into the final term.
    Courtesy of: theherald.com.au


    SBL All-Star Games hailed a huge success - Jun 6, 2018


    The 2018 SBL All-Star Event has been hailed a success with huge crowds filling the Bendat Basketball Centre as the North and South Men's and Women's teams went head to head in the WA Day's games. The South Women were victorious 103-76 with Ali Schwagmeyer named MVP while the North Men broke their 4 year drought taking home their first ever All-Star win, defeating the South 123-110 with Daniel Alexander (206-F-91, college: Grand Canyon, agency: Haylett Sports) named MVP. The event proudly raised $15,000 for charity organisation Red Frogs Australia in the aim of 'safeguarding a generation'.
    Courtesy of: sbl.asn.au


    Australian SBL All-Star Game 2018 Rosters (M) - Jun 4, 2018


    North All-Star Team
    Justin King
    King
    Drew Williamson
    Williamson
    Gokul Natesan
    Natesan
    Shawn Redhage
    Redhage
    Kevin Davis
    Davis

    Justin King (196-G-89) of Stirling Senators
    Drew Williamson (196-G/F-83) of East Perth Eagles
    Gokul Natesan (196-G-94) of Geraldton Buccaneers
    Shawn Redhage (203-F-81) of Perth Redbacks
    Kevin Davis (206-C-91) of Kalamunda Eastern Suns
    Courtney Belger (187-G-89) of Kalamunda Eastern Suns
    Lochlan Cummings (189-G-95) of Perry Lakes Hawks
    Earnest Ross (196-G-91) of Geraldton Buccaneers
    Colter Lasher (201-F-94) of Geraldton Buccaneers
    Jalen Billups (200-F-92) of Joondalup Wolves
    Jacob Holmen (202-F/C-91) of Perry Lakes Hawks
    Jonathan Morse (203-F/C-91) of East Perth Eagles

    Head Coach: Ben Ettridge of Joonadalup Wolves

    South All-Star Team
    John Isenbarger
    Isenbarger
    Damien Scott
    Scott
    Gavin Field
    Field
    Greg Hire
    Hire
    Daniel Alexander
    Alexander

    John Isenbarger (188-G-91) of Lakeside Lightning
    Damien Scott (192-G-92) of Willetton Tigers
    Gavin Field (202-F/G-89) of Cockburn Cougars
    Greg Hire (201-F-87) of Rockingham Flames
    Daniel Alexander (206-F-91) of Lakeside Lightning MVP
    Shaun Stewart (180-G-94) of Mandurah Magic
    Jeylyn Sharpe (194-G/F-91) of Goldfields Giants
    Kyle Armour (183-G-89) of Willetton Tigers
    Brandon Thompson (193-G-92) of South West Slammers
    Jamal Shabazz (198-G/F-94) of Mandurah Magic
    Brandon Sebirumbi (205-C-90) of Cockburn Cougars
    Jarrad Prue (198-C-82) of Lakeside Lightning

    Head Coach: Stephen Black of Willetton Tigers



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